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    Given the success of the mobile version of popular desktop games like PUBG and Fortnite, it shouldn't come as a surprise for other games to tap into the smartphone gaming audience. According to an exclusive Reuters article, Tencent and Riot Games are working to adapt the hit MOBA game League of Legends for smartphones.

    "A mobile version would likely bring in more Asian players, who tend to prefer mobile-based games while Western gamers tend to prefer desktops or consoles for more sophisticated gameplay. Mobile games accounted for 57% of videogame revenue in China in 2018," reads the article.

    The report also mentions that the mobile version of the game is unlikely to be launched in 2019.

    Given that Reuters did not identify its sources, stating that "details of the project were confidential", this news should be taken with a dose of salt. Nevertheless, it does provide material for an interesting discussion. Do you think a smartphone version of League of Legends would be successful and would you play it on the go?

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  3. KingVamp

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    I know this doesn't exactly apply, but I want to do this joke anyway.
     
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    Honestly, the PR in that video was sooo bad, but I am sure DIM will be a good stand-alone game. They have a LOT to live up to so I am sure the release will be rough but Long term it will probably work out well. I hope anyway.


    That said, the current post - LoL mobile, there are already a billion clones out. LoL will need to be TOP NOTCH in order to avoid being cast aside like Pokemon Go was.
     
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    Never cared for that game.
    Or such games in general ;')

    It getting a mobile port just screams jumping the bandwagon.
     
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    I remember wanting a console port back when I used to play. If Halo Wars can work on a controller, then so can an RTS where you only manage 1 unit. Mouse hurts my hands so much.
     
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    Honestly it wouldn't be too bad. Making LoL a dual-stick "shooter" style game would be pretty decent I think.
     
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    The game is fine as it is. Been playing it for 5 years and god forbid using characters like Irelia or Riven with a controller or touch controls. (If you're BoxBox you're okay apparently)

    If they wanna go through this, it will get messy really quick :/
     
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    Now you can take your salt on the go!
     
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    from what i heard this game has one of the worst community in gaming. sounds like a match made in heaven.
     
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    You're damn right. It also has one of the best communities tho :)
     
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    translation :-

    you either die a hero or game long enough to become the villain and get reported by your follow gamer.
     
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    "For those moments when you want to be called a pussy ass bitch (and other obscenities) on the go!"
     
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    OH MAN WHERE DO I SIGN UP?!
    Not a fan of MOBA/MOGA games, and LoL basically solidified it for me.
    I don't like saying this but honestly I think this is a good decision they are making, its a smart business oppourtunity.
     
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    Shakes my head* I don't know how they can even label League "competitive" Like Warwick, He has an ability that clings himself to your character well also fearing you. Compared to Kalista who was left in a dumpster because she showed skill in play. The difference? You can tell a Scripting Kalista, Something like Warwick jhin? Nah lol
     
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    Well, I wouldn't mind that. The League clones out there aren't quite the same thing.
     
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    Given the fact that today's smrtphones pack quite the punch and can handle many demanding titles with ease, this isn't much of an oddity.
    Now I gotta inform my best friend about this.
    seriously what's all this hate on League of legends.
    never played the game before so I'm not familiar with its user base and fanbase. are they toxic?
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I don't think this is a bad thing. In fact, I find it interesting that we are moving a little away from traditional mobile games.

    As for the game, never played it.
     
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    Well, much like every other competitive game, yes. You find salt everywhere. However, I still enjoy the game, especially with friends. And well... /fullmute all when you're fed up with everyone. ez.
     
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    Most toxic community ever! Had to mute players left and right, almost every time i started a game.
     
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    Sooooo... Mobile legends?
     
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